No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway to the human spirit.
FCCN Sunday Service Preview - "The Valley After the Mountain"
March 11, 2018
"As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus charged them to tell no one what they had seen. ~ Mark 9:9
The Sunday preceding Lent is called "Transfiguration Sunday," as Jesus was transfigured with Moses and Elijah. He took with him Peter, James, and John, who were amazed beyond words at what they beheld. But Jesus did not stay on the mountain. He came down to the real world of trials that would define his life until his death on the cross. It would be trials of suffering,betrayal, and denial. Lent is a season reflective of Christ's day's subsequent to the Transfiguration...We've all been on the top of the mountain, but frequently find ourselves in the valley "after the mountain." Life is filled with valleys. High moments never last. It's how we respond to the low moments that define our lives.
Serving Him together, Rev. Les Wicker, pastor
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:
Palm Sunday: Procession of the Palms
Maundy Thursday: Maundy Thursday
8:00 AM Full Service with Full
Choir, Easter Music, Brass Quartet, Vocalists.
9:00 AM Easter Breakfast
10:00 AM Easter Service with Choir, Vocalists, Brass Quartet.
11:00 AM Butterfly Release
11:20 AM Easter Egg Hunt
Monday Morning Men will meet at 8:00 AM. The speaker will be therapist Dr. John Papandrea, who will share life stories as a negotiator for professional athletes. What an exciting opportunity to see "behind the scenes" of professional athletics.
Kids Night Out is March 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Special Workshops, movies, meals, snacks. Cost is $10.00 or $15.00 for 3 hours.
Be sure to listen for the church's radio spots on WAVV 101.1 which are sponsored by a member of the church.
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